Daily Archives: September 1, 2009

Creating Green Jobs by Turning Trash into Treasure: TerraCylce

(A very cool video from Gov. Corzine’s website)

Touting the company’s success and continued job growth in the Garden State, Governor Corzine recently visited TerraCycle, a Trenton-based company that makes affordable, eco-friendly products from a wide range of different non-recyclable waste materials.

TerraCycle was supported by the State of New Jersey through the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program and also belongs to the City of Trenton’s Urban Enterprise Zone program.

To learn more about TerraCycle go to www.TerraCycle.net

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Filed under Gov. Jon Corzine, green business, Green Jobs, New Jersey, TerraCycle, Urban Enterprise Zone

Monmouth County Town Hall Meetings Not For Faint Of Heart


Congressmen Pallone and Holt take on raucous crowds over health care reform


If you would like to read my take on the recent Rush Holt Town Hall Meeting in Middeltown you can read what I have to say about it at the New Jersey News Room, here’s a sample:
All across the country this summer, members of congress have been holding town hall meetings in their respective districts to discuss health care reform. These meetings have been widely reported as being loud, raucous, boisterous and at times downright obscene. Often hecklers and rowdy misinformed attendees have been rude and disrespectful of others’ opinions and have taken over the proceedings.

Frank Pallone (D-NJ6) and Rush Holt (D-NJ12), two members of congress that represent constituents in Monmouth County, were no exception. Each found out first hand just how rowdy and unruly these meeting could be when they held town hall meetings last week.

While I didn’t have the opportunity to attend Frank Pallone’s town hall meeting in Red Bank on Tuesday night August 25th, I’ve read a few accounts and have talked to some individuals who were there. They said what went on was a travesty of the political process, where it was all right to express one’s First Amendment right of free speech as long as you yelled, shouted or screamed out in opposition to socialism, illegal immigration and abortion, as well as health care reform — the purpose of the town hall meeting itself…


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Filed under Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman Rush Holt, health care reform, Middletown NJ, Mike Halfacre, New Jersey Newsroom, town hall meeting

Pallone: Learning By Listening: An Epilogue

In a diary piece cross published on the Daily Kos and Blue Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone talks about his expirences during his recent town hall meetings to discuss health care reform.

He states, among other things:
“…Families in New Jersey’s 6th District and all across the United States need strong, decision action when it comes to health care reform.Behind the statistics are real stories. Right now, our health system is working against our families, not for us. When dealing with illness and at their most vulnerable, the last thing people need is an insurance company fighting tooth and nail about coverage they need and deserve….”


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Filed under Blue Jersey, Congressman Frank Pallone, Daily Kos, health care reform, Red Bank NJ, town hall meeting